A brutal kangaroo fight outside a suburban home has been captured on video.
Veronica was filming a large group of kangaroos outside of a home in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, on Tuesday when two of them began ‘sparring’.
The group of eight kangaroos were chowing down on the green grass of a suburban home’s lawn when the trouble unfolded.
Veronica was filming a large group of kangaroos outside of a home in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, on Tuesday when two of them began ‘sparring’
The kangaroos seen were swiping at each other as the other kangaroos in the group calmly continued their meal.
Commenters agreed that while their play fight was ‘cute’ they were happy to watch and not participate.
‘Aw my goodness they are all sooooo cute…But I don’t think I ever want one to kick me,’ one commenter wrote.
‘They are so muscular! I’d never want one of them to punch or kick me!,’ another person said.
The kangaroos were swiping at each other’s holding onto each other while swiping at their opponents head as the other kangaroos calmly continued their meal
When do kangaroos attack?
The risk of being attacked by a kangaroo is very low. Several thousand people seek medical attention each year for injuries from domestic pets, while fewer than five people in NSW are treated for kangaroo-related injuries.
The greatest risk is in areas where people have altered kangaroos’ natural habitat and feeding patterns.
Kangaroo attacks may occur where:
• their numbers, movements and group structure have changed because kangaroos’ natural predators are no longer present, or new habitat has been provided with the creation of dams, shelter and pastures
• kangaroos have lost their instinctive fear of humans because people have fed or handled them
• a kangaroo sees a person as a sparring partner or threat to themselves, their offspring or their dominance of the group
• a kangaroo is cornered or startled • female kangaroos are weaning their young • a habituated kangaroo (a kangaroo who is used to people) has aggressive traits.
A kangaroo will attack a person as if they were another kangaroo. It may push or grapple with its forepaws or sit back and kick out with its hind legs. As resulting injuries can be serious, avoiding conflict with kangaroos is vital.
Source: Office of Environment and Heritage